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Sound made by Sennheiser – for more than 75 years, this is what we have been famous for around the globe.  As one of the leading manufacturers of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones and wireless transmission systems we always go to the limits of what is technically possible to create extraordinary sound and a unique audio experience. A passion for audio is what unites our teams around the globe. Together, we bring ideas to life and transform them into groundbreaking products - on the stage, in the studio, at conferences, or when listening to music.

Sounds good? Then we look forward to receiving your application as:

Global Category Manager (m/w/d)


Aufgaben
  • Work hand in hand with Sales to maximize go-to-market plans and lifecycle profits of all product categories through deep understanding of end users, use cases, regional and retailer insights
  • Translation of market and customer insights into action plans for marketing, sales and product management
  • Develop plans to enter new product categories and manage the entire lifecycle for products and categories
  • Determine product positioning and pricing in collaboration with Product Management
  • Work closely together with marketing, sales and supply chain to coordinate roadmap and optimize key seasonal moments, promotions and communications
  • Coordinate yearly plan with sales and product managers on item level and contribute to forecast process for launches and end-of-life
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary team for launch: Focus on internal readiness, market introduction and execution, monitor first results
  • Set tools and report on category performance
  • Playing an active and strategic role in the Portfolio Management Team with reporting line to the Director Portfolio Management
  • Work across regions (Americas, Europe, APAC) as a solid interface between Product Management, Sales and Marketing functions as well as with Supply chain

Profil
  • University degree in economics (or related subjects) 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in running category management teams with consumer brands, preferably in technology companies in an intercultural working environment
  • Leadership experience desired
  • Proven track record of producing results in new category launches and maximizing profits from existing categories
  • Profound know-how about markets globally as well as proof of adapting plans to meet different markets. Broad knowledge when it comes to competitor positioning and products
  • Deep understanding of consumer needs and shopping behavior from todays’ and also from future perspective
  • Detailed process know how of supply chain management
  • Distinct analytical skills along with the ability to translate complex data into simple coherent actions
  • Competitive spirit, focusing on execution and measurable results
  • Strong collaborator and influencer working successfully across multiple stakeholders and finding effective alignment and commitment
  • Innovative thinker challenging the status quo and willing to create and drive change
  • Ability to travel up to 20% (domestic & international)

Wir bieten
  • A great team with international colleagues, who are looking forward to working with you
  • Diverse tasks, self-reliant working and exciting projects
  • A modern and varied working environment within a family-owned company
  • Flexible working hours with opportunities for mobile work for a good work-life balance
  • Vacation and Christmas allowance and a 35-hour working week, as well as corporate pension plans
  • Various employee discounts (e.g. on Sennheiser products, public transport)